9823 COHA report, Roads to Recovery Part II: Uruguay and Argentina Divide

Roads to Recovery Part II: Uruguay and Argentina Divide Policymakers across the world can take lessons from the divergent policies pursued by the neighboring countries of Uruguay and Argentina. Five years after the global financial crisis, Argentina’s penchant for protectionism has brought a level of inflation that Uruguay’s monetary conservatism has smartly avoided. This comparative …

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9803 COHA Report,Peace Talks With Terrorists – Declarations of Santos, Extrajudicial Killings in Colombia Demand Action

Peace Talks With Terrorists - Declarations of Santos Less than two years away from the next Colombian presidential elections, incumbent Juan Manuel Santos faces a sensitive, if not historic opportunity to finally end the decades-long war between the Colombian government and FARC guerilla group. Yesterday, September 4, Santos presented more details on his peace proposals. …

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9743 COHA Report, Georgetown Not Looking So Good: Partisan Strife in Guyana, Violence in Syria Increases While Brazil Takes a Policy of Silence

In this release... Georgetown Not Looking So Good: Partisan Strife in Guyana The recent protests and resulting violence in Guyana's second largest city, Linden, over an increase in electricity prices in the region became incredibly partisan, pitting the Indo-Guyanese favored ruling party the PPP/C against the Afro-Guyanese APNU. Although a pact was signed between Lindenese …

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9714 COHA Report, Ecuador’s Correa Sounds The Bugle

CAFTA-DR Governments in Contrast to Small-Scale Owners Parcel Engines of Development After 8 years of free trade agreement between Central America and the United States, CAFTA-DR has brought increased dependency on international markets for the region. Whereas this development decision was potentially positive for the countries’ economy, it has hindered food security in the region, …

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9695 COHA Report, The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Free Trade at What Costs?

In this release... The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Free Trade at What Costs? The United States and eight other Asia-Pacific nations are engaged in top secret negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), hailed by the White House as a 21st century trade agreement. Although the pact will significantly benefit regional economic integration, the TPP will encompass far …

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9684 COHA Report, Reflecting on Esquipulas at 25 While Undoing a Grave Injustice to Vinicio Cerezo

Reflecting on Esquipulas at 25 While Undoing a Grave Injustice to Vinicio Cerezo In remembering the Esquipulas II Accords, signed 25 years ago in Guatemala City, then-Guatemalan President Vinicio Cerezo must be recognized for his integral role in initiating the Central American peace process. For his efforts in bringing together the regional leaders at Esquipulas, …

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9578 COHA Report, The Dangers of the Hemisphere Operating without the IACHR’s Guidance

In this release... The Dangers of the Hemisphere Operating Without the IACHR’s Guidance In a recent gathering of the Organization of American States (OAS), a group of Latin American leaders, including Bolivian President Evo Morales, expressed their concern over recent proceedings from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), calling for severe reforms to the …

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9502 COHA Report, En Route to a Failed State: Corruption in the Paraguayan Legal System, the llicit Market, and Transnational Security

In this release... En Route to a Failed State: Corruption in the Paraguayan Legal System, the Illicit Market, and Transnational Security Corruption runs deep in the Paraguayan legal and political systems. The courts fail to prosecute those involved with patron-client networks, the police fail to arrest drug smugglers and criminals, and the ingrained politicians fail to draft …

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8942 COHA Report, COHA Welcomes A New Associate Director: Dr. W. John Green

COHA Welcomes A New Associate Director: Dr. W. John Green  Dr. W. John Green has joined the COHA family as its newest Associate Director. Professor Green is a full-time faculty member of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where he is a historian of modern Latin America, specializing in the interrelated disciplines of democracy, governance, popular participation in political institutions, …

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8941 COHA Report, Education Reform Gets High Marks in El Salvador

Education Reform Gets High Marks in El Salvador After just three years in office, the left-of-center Farabundo Marti National Liberation (FMLN) Administration of President Mauricio Funes is receiving high marks for its achivements in the area of education reform.  This analysis was prepared by Fred Mills, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs. To …

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